New Sony “Mylo” Wifi Media Player – Should We Care?
August 7th, 2006
The new Sony “Mylo” media player supports MPEG-4 video, audio and photos. It also has a built-in wireless connection that supports wireless music streaming to other mylo players and it works as a wireless Skype phone. The mini keyboard should be handy for browsing the web with the integrated Opera browser and for instant messaging.
The device has 1GB of flash RAM and a 320×240 color screen. Retail price is $350, and it’ll hit the streets in September.
I’m not sure how much this device really has that the PSP doesn’t, other than the inability to play games, a smaller screen, and $150 higher price tag. I also find it odd that Sony is recycling the name of its own product for this one. Back in 2001, they released a wireless service known as “Mylo” for the Clie. Did they run out of names?
Gizmodo has posted a video review here.